St John Passion of Highest Quality at International Bach Festival



SwitzerlandSwitzerland J.S. Bach: Chorus and Orchestra of the J.S. Bach-Stiftung/Rudolf Lutz (conductor), Julia Doyle (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Daniel Johannsen (tenor – Evangelist), Peter Harvey (bass – Jesus), Johannes Kaleschke (tenor – arias), Matthias Helm (bass – Pilatus), Stadtkirche St. Johann, Schaffhausen 10.5.2018 (JR) Read more

SHIFTing Gears, The National Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky


United StatesUnited States SHIFT Festival – Stravinsky, Balakirev, Rachmaninoff: Madison Leonard (soprano), Rexford Tester (tenor), Andrew Bogard (bass), National Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, 14.4.2018. (RP)

Rexford Tester, Gianandrea Noseda & NSO
© Scott Suchman

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SHIFT – To Change Place, Position, Direction or Surprise


United StatesUnited States SHIFT Festival – Lutosławski, Penderecki: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Erin Wall (soprano), Renée Tatum (mezzo-soprano), Alyssa Martin (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Cooley (tenor), Liudas Mikalauskas (bass-baritone), Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Krzysztof Urbański (conductor), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., 13.4.2018. (RP)

 The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 SHIFT Festival © Tony Hitchcock

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 SHIFT Festival
© Tony Hitchcock

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A Bernstein Celebration Enriches the 2018 VSO Spring Festival


CanadaCanada Bernstein, Mahler, R. Strauss: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor). (GN)

 Leonard Bernstein and Bramwell Tovey in 1986 © Susie Maeder (London)

Leonard Bernstein and Bramwell Tovey in 1986 © Susie Maeder (London)

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A New Music Festival Distinguished by Its Premieres and Soloists


The 2018 Vancouver Symphony New Music Festival (GN)

Conductors Alexander Weimann and Bramwell Tovey at the piano © Jan Gates

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An Evocative Score for Mikael Karlsson’s The Echo Drift


United StatesUnited States Karlsson, The Echo Drift: Blythe Gaissert and John Kelly (singers), Aaron Likness (pianist), International Contemporary Ensemble / Nicholas DeMaison (conductor), Mallory Catlett (director), Elle Kunnos de Voss and Kathryn Walat (libretto), Elle Kunnos de Voss (environment designer), Simon Harding (projection designer). PROTOTYPE Festival. Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York. 13.1.2018 (DS)

Blythe Gaissert in The Echo Drift (c) Maria Baranova

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